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Tascam GB-10 Guitar/Bass Trainer/Recorder   

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Based on its acclaimed line of instrument trainers, TASCAM's GB-10 is the ultimate tool for guitar and bass players to learn and record new music. Lo...Click To Read More About This Product

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Load a tune, slow it down, add a track.

Based on its acclaimed line of instrument trainers, TASCAM's GB-10 is the ultimate tool for guitar and bass players to learn and record new music. Load up the SD card with your MP3 collection, then loop and slow down licks without changing the pitch. Plug into the 1/4" input to play along through amp modeling, reverb and other effects. The GB-10 even records your music with an overdub mode to build up arrangements.

The GB-10 includes a 2GB SD card for loading in your music collection. Variable Speed Audition allows musicians to independently change the speed and pitch of MP3 or WAV playback. The tabletop design is perfect for practicing almost anywhere. A tuner and metronome are also built-in for precision playback, and a footswitch input allows hands-free control.

The TASCAM GB-10 is the ideal practice tool for musicians of any skill level to build their technique.

FEATURES
  • Instrument trainer / recorder
  • 1/4" guitar/bass input
  • Guitar/bass effects including amp modelling, delay, reverb, chorus and more
  • Records 44.1kHz/16-bit WAV files
  • Playback 16 or 24-bit WAV files or MP3 files
  • SD/SDHC card media slot with included 2GB card
  • Overdub recording allows sound-on-sound build up of an arrangement
  • Loop playback using dedicated buttons
  • Variable Speed Audition speeds up or slows down playback without changing the pitch
  • Chromatic Tuner and Metronome
  • USB 2.0 jack for high-speed music transfer
  • Dedicated keys and large LCD display for easy operation
  • Angled desktop design
  • Includes 2GB SD card, AA batteries, USB cable

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TascamGB-10 Guitar/Bass Trainer/Recorder
 
3.8

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves musicianship (18)
  • Improves technique (12)
  • Easy to follow (5)

Cons

  • Difficult to follow (8)

Best Uses

  • Improving skills (15)
  • Learning to play (10)
  • Specific techniques (10)
  • Music lessons (8)
  • Learning songs (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Professional musician (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The best of all my devices!

I own this Guitar & Bass trainer. I owned prior models also both Guitar CD and Bass mp3. It's the absolute best tool for learning songs and playing along with songs. You can...Read complete review

I own this Guitar & Bass trainer. I owned prior models also both Guitar CD and Bass mp3. It's the absolute best tool for learning songs and playing along with songs. You can slow down songs without changing the pitch and work out difficult riffs and solos. If interfaces well with Windows Media player, you can just plug it into a usb port and sync your favorite playlists over real easy (If you use proprietary Apple/itunes you'll need to manually convert to MP3s and manually copy your songs). You can balance instrument volume vs. song volume. The only small issue is some mp3s with non standard hz rates may not play (that's been very rare for me). Like all Tascam devices there is a learning curve to get familiar with how to use all the features. Once learned Tascam devices are great. This one is the best! There's nothing better then being able to figure out your own songs. Most tabs are just wrong, even from the better sources. I play in 2 rock cover bands and this is my primary tool for learning songs.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I've owned two Tascam Trainers and this one needs some work

I bought this trainer to replace my Tascam CD-BT 1 bass trainer, which I've had since the late 1980s, a great product and the fact it's about 30 years old and was on the...Read complete review

I bought this trainer to replace my Tascam CD-BT 1 bass trainer, which I've had since the late 1980s, a great product and the fact it's about 30 years old and was on the road with me for many years. So my review of the GB-10 are based on positive and negative comparisons to that machine.

The pro's:
1. ability to load MP3s and therefore have lots of songs without having to carry CDs.

2. easily selected button pushable features (tuner, loop, etc)

3. If I used this 4 guitar, rather than bass, I would also like the different amp, speaker size, etc

4. recording feature might be nice, but haven't tried it

The Cons:
1. no bass boost feature & difficult to hear the bass line, even with excellent studio headphones. CD-BT1 bass trainer had 2 levels of bass boost and if the bass was buried in the mix, 1 of those would do the trick

2. it is too light weight, and that when it's sitting on a desk with an instrument cable and headphone jack plugged into it, the weight of those cables pulls it off the table. Only 3 ways to prevent that, none of which are very convenient: 1) use very short cables, which means you have to sit pretty still so you won't pull the device off the table just; 2) put it on some kind of slanted table with a lip that stops the trainer from falling off; 3) use a regular sized guitar cable, but then put enough of the cable, and enough of the headphone cable on the table so that you don't pull it off. Doing this creates a messy table that takes up the space for papers to chart songs on or make notes

3) the input jacks for the headphones and guitar/bass are on the same side, which means the device gets pulled to one side. Putting the jacks on opposite sides might help to create some kind of balance

4) there is no case for this device; old one came with a nice case

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

50 years playing. I wish I had this when I was young.

By LUD

from Delaware

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Improves Musicianship
  • Improves Technique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Improving Skills
    • Specific Techniques

    Comments about Tascam GB-10 Guitar/Bass Trainer/Recorder:

    In my 50 years of playing this is a tool I wish I had when I was younger this really helps develop your technique especially on the songs that you like, that you just can't get that lic right. This really helps. The FX for guitar are wonderful inside. If You're just learning to play this'll will improve your skills and playing ability in no time. Highly recommended for beginners and novice players.

     
    4.0

    i would buy this again- only needs two upgrades

    By rob the non-robot

    from clarkston, mi

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • convienient
    • Easy To Follow
    • Improves Musicianship
    • Improves Technique
    • metronome!
    • portable

    Cons

    • i wore the print off the buttons
    • needs to support a larger memory card
    • no back light

    Best Uses

    • having fun
    • Improving Skills
    • learning songs
    • Learning To Play
    • practicing
    • Specific Techniques

    Comments about Tascam GB-10 Guitar/Bass Trainer/Recorder:

    more convenient than breaking out my pro gear. does everything in one package. learn a song, play along, build chops, run it through some powered computer speakers or just headphones. i'm about to buy my second so i can have one at work and at home.

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    I've owned two Tascam Trainers and this one needs some work

    By Bass Playuh + Other instruments

    from Monterey, CA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Useful tool for learning songs and practicing

    Cons

    • Device is too light (see text of review)
    • No bass boost feature so can't hear bass
    • Poor locations for in and out inputs

    Best Uses

    • Learning Songs

    Comments about Tascam GB-10 Guitar/Bass Trainer/Recorder:

    I bought this trainer to replace my Tascam CD-BT 1 bass trainer, which I've had since the late 1980s, a great product and the fact it's about 30 years old and was on the road with me for many years. So my review of the GB-10 are based on positive and negative comparisons to that machine.

    The pro's:
    1. ability to load MP3s and therefore have lots of songs without having to carry CDs.

    2. easily selected button pushable features (tuner, loop, etc)

    3. If I used this 4 guitar, rather than bass, I would also like the different amp, speaker size, etc

    4. recording feature might be nice, but haven't tried it

    The Cons:
    1. no bass boost feature & difficult to hear the bass line, even with excellent studio headphones. CD-BT1 bass trainer had 2 levels of bass boost and if the bass was buried in the mix, 1 of those would do the trick

    2. it is too light weight, and that when it's sitting on a desk with an instrument cable and headphone jack plugged into it, the weight of those cables pulls it off the table. Only 3 ways to prevent that, none of which are very convenient: 1) use very short cables, which means you have to sit pretty still so you won't pull the device off the table just; 2) put it on some kind of slanted table with a lip that stops the trainer from falling off; 3) use a regular sized guitar cable, but then put enough of the cable, and enough of the headphone cable on the table so that you don't pull it off. Doing this creates a messy table that takes up the space for papers to chart songs on or make notes

    3) the input jacks for the headphones and guitar/bass are on the same side, which means the device gets pulled to one side. Putting the jacks on opposite sides might help to create some kind of balance

    4) there is no case for this device; old one came with a nice case

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Do not buy this for Bass

    By MarkyMark

    from Worcester, PA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Difficult To Follow

      Best Uses

        Comments about Tascam GB-10 Guitar/Bass Trainer/Recorder:

        The guitar player in my band lent me the older version of this unit (it only plays CD's). It works great, but constantly swapping CD's in and out became a pain, so I bought the GB10 because it plays MP3's and has internal storage. Well, to be blunt, it is awful for bass. With all of the effects turned off (playing totally clean), the bass has to be at whisper level, because as soon as you turn up the volume it distorts horribly. I tried 2 of these hoping that the 1st one was defective, but sadly it is a poor design.

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Essential Gear

        By Johnny

        from Virginia

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Follow
        • Improves Musicianship
        • Improves Technique
        • Learn lead parts fast

        Cons

        • No back lit display

        Best Uses

        • Improving Skills
        • Specific Techniques

        Comments about Tascam GB-10 Guitar/Bass Trainer/Recorder:

        If you are if a cover band this is a must have . Cuts song learning time in half. Slow /speed up songs, change pitch in whole sets and in fine tune. has and amp with effects and a tuner. You can raise or lower your volume in conjugation with the song. I've had my unit for about five years and it is still working great. Best gear I have ever bought. Buy it!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Overall a good product and would recommend

        By Fuzz

        from North Carolina

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Improves Musicianship
        • Improves Technique

        Cons

        • No Back Light
        • Sometimes hard to hear guitar parts when slowed

        Best Uses

        • Improving Skills

        Comments about Tascam GB-10 Guitar/Bass Trainer/Recorder:

        Overall this is a good product. The absence of a back light is an issue but wouldn't keep me from buying it again. If a song has a lot going on it is difficult to hear the guitar parts when slowed down. There are some songs however where this is not a problem. I have not read through the whole manual so I'm still a little unfamiliar with some of the features. I went through the quick start guide and have been able to use it just fine.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Hard work pays off

        By Norman

        from Mississippi

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Improves Musicianship

        Cons

        • Too Easy

        Best Uses

        • Improving Skills
        • Specific Techniques

        Comments about Tascam GB-10 Guitar/Bass Trainer/Recorder:

        Still have not used all its compacity

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Works Great For What I Wanted!

        By K.P.

        from Wisconsin

        About Me Experienced

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        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Improves Musicianship
        • Very Portable

        Cons

        • A little difficult to use at first
        • instructions are not really that great

        Best Uses

        • Improving Skills
        • Learning To Play
        • Music Lessons
        • Specific Techniques

        Comments about Tascam GB-10 Guitar/Bass Trainer/Recorder:

        Overall I think this is a great device for learning new songs. I had some trouble loading songs to the trainer.
        I downloaded a whole cd to the device and only 3 songs were on the trainer. I tried it several times and finally all songs were loaded.
        I have not tried recording with this and it was not my reason for buying. I think there is a learning curve on how to use this trainer and it will get easier with time. I was impressed with the quality of sound even when slowing the songs down.
        The instructions are basic! You will have to play and practice with this device in order to get acquainted with it.
        My main reason for buying this trainer was for learning new songs. I love it for that!
        You can isolate a section of song and have it loop over and over again,slow it down,and learn it!
        I have read that some people are not happy about not having a backlit display. It would be nice but, not that big of deal.
        If you need a device to help you learn songs.....this is it. I gave it 4 stars for the instructions that it came with and the learning curve. It is a very cool learning tool!
        Definitely a must for anyone learning to play or helping more experienced players pick up new songs a lot quicker.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        gb-10 GUITAR/BASS TRAINER

        By gman44

        from Severn,Md

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Challenging
        • Improves Musicianship
        • Improves Technique

        Cons

        • Difficult To Follow

        Best Uses

        • Improving Skills
        • Specific Techniques

        Comments about Tascam GB-10 Guitar/Bass Trainer/Recorder:

        all songs that are downloaded must be in mp3 or wav format.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        IT DOES WHAT I WANTED IT TO DO

        By The Oracle of Wilbur

        from Martinsville, Indiana

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Great Learning Tool
        • Improves Musicianship
        • Improves Technique
        • Works As Described
        • Works Well With Computer

        Cons

        • Difficult User Manual
        • Needs Backlit Screen
        • Screen Too Small
        • Too Many Features

        Best Uses

        • Change Song Key
        • Learn Difficul Licks
        • Loop Function Is Great

        Comments about Tascam GB-10 Guitar/Bass Trainer/Recorder:

        This device works great for what i needed it to do. I can slow down difficult chops and licks to speeds that are perfect for learning. I can change the key of the song as necessary. I can loop any section to repeat itself over and over until I actually can play along with it. It is amazing in this regard. There are only a few things that could make it better. It needs a bigger screen, and it needs to be backlit as well. The user manual is sometimes difficult tonfollow because it keeps referring you to other sections, and is about 100 pages long. There are too many other functions that are really not necessary, if all you want to is slow things down so you can learn it and change the song key if you want to do so. Everything else is really not necessary.

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